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2009 Sweden conference on Urban Policies and Social Capital

International Conference

2009 Sweden conference on Urban Policies and Social Capital

Organized by:
Dynamic Growth Capital, a project network with following actors included:

School of Business, Economics and Law University of Gothenburg
Västra Götalandsregionen (Region of West Sweden)
Tillväxtverket  (Swedish Agency for Economic and Regional Growth)
Sveriges Kommuner och Landsting (Swedish Association of Local Authorities and Regions)

Lidkoping and Gothenburg, Sweden  
24-26 September 2009



The conference is in many ways breaking new ways to get closer to the core problems and possibilities of a common future society. The conference will be housed in two towns, of which the first two days will take place in Lidkoping (on the 24 and 25 of September), where a strong focus will be on how practioners and academics from various fields in Scandinavia perceive social capital in urban policy related issues. Practioners who will take part are for example representatives of best practice in Cities, Regions, and Businesses in Scandinavia. Representatives from the parliament will also be part of the conference. The language will be Scandinavian and English (translated from Scandinavian languages to English).  The final day, the 26 of September, will take place at the School of Economics, Business and Law of Gothenburg University. This part of the conference are solely dedicated to research related to the topic of the conference and English is the language to be used.

Conference program

Please follow the link to download the conference program in Pdf format.


Bert-Ola Bergstrand, Project Manager
[email protected]
+46 73 9516758

Per-Eric Ullberg-Ornell, Market Strategist , Lidköping kommun
[email protected]
+46 510 770175


University of Gothenburg, School of Business, Economics and Law

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